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A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

Dec. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Third in a multi-part series   Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) in a scene from John Sayles’ Go For Sisters.(Photo by John Castillo) Yolanda Ross made her lead screen debut in Stranger Inside, a 2001 HBO...

Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Dec. 20 |               The biggest high school boys’ basketball game of the year, and I couldn’t make it. Parent-teacher conference duties as a social studies teacher at a St. Paul public high school prevented me from...

Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

Buses, trains, bridges, highways: ‘It’s all about connecting people’

Dec. 20 | But are low-income people and people of color connecting with planners?   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Metropolitan Council and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) throughout the month of December have held town hall meetings...

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

Dec. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer Second in a multi-part series Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) takes drastic action in a scene from John Sayles’ GO FOR SISTERS.(Photo by Kevin J. Long) Despite her impressive filmography, LisaGay Hamilton...

Roosevelt prep star makes a hometown appearance

Roosevelt prep star makes a hometown appearance

Dec. 19 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The first time we spoke with Suriya McGuire was during her senior year at Roosevelt High School after she signed her letter of intent to attend the University...

The long walk to freedom ends

The long walk to freedom ends

Dec. 19 | By Farai Diza The AfricaPaper Contributing Writer   QUNU, SOUTH AFRICA — Former South African president Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his rural home of Qunu on Sunday at a high-profile funeral that attracted dignitaries from all...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Dec. 19 | The Steeles • Wed., Dec .25, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis • Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com           Permed Out Showcase IV With Audio Perm, Psymun & K.Raydio,...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Black America must challenge harmful Democrat actions

Black America must challenge harmful Democrat actions

Dec. 18 | In response to my column about what I believe to be the harms to Black Americans because of the Obama Care implementation, a woman with the initials P.N. called and told me that she has lost her insurance after eight years. With her old plan she...

A great injustice: the death of T.T. Franklin

A great injustice: the death of T.T. Franklin

Dec. 18 | Why another farce of a police report?   When the police version of the circumstances surrounding their May 10, 2013 basement shooting death of Terrance Terrill Franklin was published September 26, 2013, so-called leaders, Black and White, seemed...